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    April 27, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 4: Baby Steps

    Some things must be worked through, and that takes time.

    April 27, 2007

    India: A New Knowledge Hot Spot

    Academic institutions may offer some of the best opportunities for exchanges with India.

    April 27, 2007

    U.K.-India Initiative Aims to Renew Old Ties

    India's top institutions make up a comprehensive and well-funded research network rivaling those in the West.

    April 27, 2007

    American Tales in India

    “It’s not really for fast trackers,” says Ann Russell, a terrestrial-ecosystem biologist at Iowa State University in Ames. “But if you really want to do it, the important thing is that you have to play by the rules.”

    April 27, 2007

    GrantsNet Guide to Financing Your Research Exchange in India

    May 04, 2007

    Dancing With the Mysterious Lady

    "Every week you are broadcasted, and every week you are praised or despised," says
    REDES subdirector Sebastián Grinschpun.

    May 04, 2007

    A Tunnel to Atlanta

    Working with a professor and lab mates from back home make for an easier, more congenial experience than plunging into a strictly American cultural environment.

    May 04, 2007

    Responding to Violence in Schools

    "It's on-the-ground, in-depth research with a very qualitative component." --Olivia Salcido

    May 11, 2007

    Opening Minds to Ancient Times

    "Generally, I find that people are attracted to enthusiasm if it's unfettered and for the right reasons," says Hendrik Poinar, director of McMaster University's Ancient DNA Laboratory.

    May 11, 2007

    Still Learning

    Julia Kempe couldn't bring herself to choose between physics and maths, nor between two graduate institutions. So she did two Ph.D.s at once in quantum computation.

    May 11, 2007

    Opportunities: More School?

    A Ph.D. is great on fundamentals--it teaches you how to make something completely on your own--but it falls short on the practical stuff every entrepreneur has to master.

    May 18, 2007

    Special Feature: Behavioral Science Careers

    May 18, 2007

    Behavioral Scientists Get Off the Trail

    Here are six examples of behavioral scientists who have stepped off the academic path into some interesting territory.

    May 18, 2007

    Neuromarketing Careers

    This is the first time researchers have been able to connect brain activity with a real-life consumer decision.

    May 18, 2007

    Public Opinion Research: Measuring Happiness

    For behavioral scientists considering a career in public polling research, it helps to have a fascination with numbers.

    May 18, 2007

    Tooling Up: Getting Stuck

    If you're entrenched in something that isn't your lifelong passion--see below--you've got to get off those rails and find some way to get back on the right track.

    May 25, 2007

    Community College Faculty: Must Love to Teach

    "Teaching at a community college is not lecturing; it's more hands-on. You have to do a lot more work as a teacher, because students are not nearly as prepared." --Michaeleen Lee

    May 25, 2007

    Mastering Your Ph.D.: Celebrate Your Success

    It's worthwhile to throw a party every now and then. Apart from the fun involved, it is a great way to celebrate your success and acknowledge your co-workers.

    May 25, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 5: Why Is Life So Messy?

    I think it makes sense for people who aren't satisfied to air their grievances, but it's important to do it constructively and strategically.

    June 01, 2007

    Who Speaks for Early-Career Scientists?

    Although efforts to provide real career opportunities for more scientists would create stronger incentives for Americans to seek science careers, the political momentum appears to be on the side of granting more H-1B visas.

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